I'm new on this forum and thank you for reading my post. I've had clinical anxiety and depression my whole life, as long as I can remember. Panic attacks. Phobias. Eating disorder. All started in childhood and continue to this day despite years of medication, hospitalization, and therapy. My friends and family have stood beside me through it all, and I am truly blessed with their support and love. But I am seeking community with others who live with what I do, who truly know what it feels like. As of late, things have been getting harder. I turned 50 a few months ago, and with that milestone came a deep realization that this IS my life. It's not a passing phase, it's not something I'll grow out of. It is part of me. I need to come to terms with the disappointment and realization that I will battle this for the rest of my life. Does anyone have similar challenges or similar thoughts?